Scottish Championship
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Dunfermline Athletic 1-1 Queen of the South

Michael Moffat opens the scoring for Dunfermline
Michael Moffat scored his fifth goal of the season to put the Pars ahead

Mid-table Dunfermline and Queen of the South had to settle for a point apiece as neither made significant ground on the Championship play-off positions.

Experienced striker Michael Moffat put the Pars ahead when he ran on to a pass from Jason Talbot and slotted a left-foot shot into the bottom right corner.

Joe Thomson, on loan from Celtic, tucked away an equaliser after John Rankin's shot was blocked.

The Pars' Nicky Clark came close to a winner but his effort hit the post.

Queen of the South are seven points adrift of fourth-placed Morton, having played two games more, while Dunfermline are 11 points off the top four, but now six clear of second-bottom Ayr United.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 6Geggan
  • 22Morris
  • 12Ashcroft
  • 3Talbot
  • 20HigginbothamSubstituted forCardleat 63'minutes
  • 21Herron
  • 8Wedderburn
  • 18McMullanSubstituted forReillyat 76'minutes
  • 9MoffatSubstituted forPatonat 76'minutes
  • 37Clark

Substitutes

  • 5Fordyce
  • 7Paton
  • 11Cardle
  • 15Spence
  • 16McCabe
  • 17Reilly
  • 30Gill

Queen of Sth

  • 1Robinson
  • 2Hamill
  • 5BrownlieBooked at 87mins
  • 6Higgins
  • 24Mercer
  • 25DykesSubstituted forHilsonat 83'minutes
  • 14Jacobs
  • 8RankinBooked at 26mins
  • 15ThomsonSubstituted forBellat 88'minutes
  • 23Thomas
  • 11DobbieSubstituted forLyleat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Dowie
  • 9Lyle
  • 10Hilson
  • 20Atkinson
  • 27Murray
  • 29Bell
  • 39Carmichael
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
2,653

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, Queen of the South 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, Queen of the South 1.

Nathaniel Wedderburn (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Owen Bell (Queen of the South).

Attempt missed. Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott Mercer.

Attempt saved. Dom Thomas (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Owen Bell replaces Joseph Thomson.

Nathaniel Wedderburn (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joseph Thomson (Queen of the South).

Attempt saved. John Herron (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South).

Attempt blocked. Dom Thomas (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Michael Paton (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Mercer (Queen of the South).

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Dale Hilson replaces Lyndon Dykes.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Derek Lyle replaces Stephen Dobbie.

Attempt missed. John Rankin (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Michael Paton (Dunfermline Athletic).

Joseph Thomson (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Michael Paton (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Mercer (Queen of the South).

Attempt saved. John Herron (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Michael Paton replaces Michael Moffat.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Gavin Reilly replaces Paul McMullan.

Nicky Clark (Dunfermline Athletic) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt saved. John Rankin (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Dom Thomas (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Joe Cardle replaces Kallum Higginbotham.

Attempt saved. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Lee Ashcroft.

Attempt blocked. John Rankin (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Nicky Clark (Dunfermline Athletic).

Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Dom Thomas (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian26149341172451
2Falkirk27129644301445
3Dundee Utd25128535251044
4Morton25119537271042
5Queen of Sth2798103638-235
6Dunfermline2671093637-131
7Dumbarton2769123345-1227
8Raith Rovers2668122435-1126
9Ayr26510112440-1625
10St Mirren2548132642-1620
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